My current host has gone the tubes as far as reliability so I'm looking for a new one. I need PHP/MySQL, CPanel, 1 GB of space should do for now and bandwidth will easily be met. I also want unlimited domains (add-on is fine).
I have a cpanel server and currently only have about 20 domain hosted, not bandwidth heavy. My dedi is Core2Duo E6550 with 8gb ram. How many domains i can host if all of my clients? How many is too many? I don't like to oversell just to get extra money?
do Dedicated Server hosting plans always allow for unlimited domains?"
It would be great if it was so, but I have NO idea if it is that way. My common sense says "of course stupid, you have the whole box for yourself", but my guts tell me I should know better before assuming it.
I registered and hosted two domains, one for my girlfriend and one for me.
I used GoDaddy, paying around $130 all together at a rate of $5 monthly.
Doing research tonight for a new domain I want to host, I come across "HostGator" which offers Unlimited Domain Hosting. (At around $7 a month)
Does this mean, if I am not mistaken, I could have payed $84 and placed my girlfriend's and my domain on the same hosting server, thus using the same bandwidth and storage space, thus saving a bit of money?
Assuming I am correct up until now, what happens if I get a hosting package that has unlimited storage space, unlimited bandwidth, and unlimited domain hosting? That means the only additional cost I'd be paying for hosting a new site would be a basic $10 per year domain registration cost?
I am quite ambitious and have plans for about 3 new domain projects, and I figured I would have to purchase a new hosting account of $60+ yearly for each one. If I could combine these into one hosting account, it would save a lot of money and grief.
I'm trying to figure out how many domains and subdomains I can get with each plan from Network Solutions, Enom and Yahoo. Is there any set standard of number of subdomains per domain? Network Solutions gives you one domain for two of their plans, three for the third, but says nothing about subdomains...
I need a VPS with Litespeed, WHM/cPanel, about 2GB of space and unlimited domains. I'm looking for speed and security, not price. Eventually I'd like to upgrade to a dedicated server. Here's what I'm looking for and why:
Located near multiple major networks: Our current host has been unavailable from certain parts of the Internet. Anonymous proxy shows the site isn't dead, just not responding to my location. The response time from ippatrol.co.uk is about 1.5 seconds. That's about average, right?
Litespeed: I run WPMU (Wordpress Multi-User) with many add-on domains pointing to a single installation. Problem with WPMU is it makes extensive use of .htaccess. All user-uploaded files are actually parsed through a php script. That's why I'd prefer litespeed's .htaccess handling.
WHM/cPanel: I don't want to be stuck with a host if they suddenly stop performing. I've heard horror stories about large cPanel transfers, so I'm planning to split this into 3-5 cPanel accounts. Also I want to download my own backups, and don't want to try a 1GB backup. I'm not planning on doing reselling.
2GB of space: I've got MANY small blogs, but they're all low-traffic. The 2GB is for expansion purposes, and so I can do backups without overage. I should never hit this limit.
Unlimited addon domain. Unlimited Mysql databases. No setup fees. About 600Mb webspase About 2000-3000 trafic Cheap as posible If posible (but not necesary) multiple IP's. Payment from PayPal but if it's necesarry then it's Moneybookers ok to. Prefer monthly payments.
I'm now with a bit of a problem on my server. I tryied to add a new domain and I haven't counted how many domains I had on my server because I was thinking that plesk would warn me if I was reaching my limitation of domains, so I added a new one...
My license was for 10 domains, and now I have 11 domains so I'm getting an error when I enter my plesk panel. The error basically says that I exceeded the number of domains of my license so I have to buy a new one.
The problem is that when I want to click on the cancel operation button on the bottom of the page I'm constantly being logged out and I cannot cancel the operation, so I'm in a loop right now: "Log in -> get error -> Cancel -> Automatic log out -> Log in"
What can I do to delete one domain completely from my server?
This question gets asked a lot in our Helpdesk and I figured I would post our knowledgebase article here to help anyone else wondering the Pros and Cons of Unlimited Domain Shared Hosting vs. Reseller Hosting. If anyone has anything else to add, I appreciate any feedback on how we can improve our KB article.
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Given the present state of shared hosting, many clients may ask "Why would I need a Reseller account if I can host unlimited Addon and Parked domains within a single shared hosting account?". There is certainly enough Disk Space and Bandwidth provided in many of today's hosting packages, so why bother to purchase a Reseller account?
Many don't realize the drawbacks of hosting large numbers of domains within a single hosting account until they've already packed tens of them onto a single package.
So how do you know whether a Reseller account or Shared Hosting account is right for you? The answer is in how you plan to provide access to others and how "mission-critical" the sites are. You should consider the following factors when deciding on hosting a large number of domains:
1. Who will be managing these sites?
2. How important is site security between sites?
3. Will these domains need dedicated SSLs?
4. How resource intensive will these sites be (RAM, CPU, MySQL)?
In a nutshell, Reseller plans are for those who wish to host websites for other sub-clients and a shared hosting package is for a single individual managing multiple personal domains. We'll go over the 4 points above in greater detail.
1. Who will be managing these site?
If you personally own multiple domains and wish to host them within the same hosting space, you can easily do so with an Addon or Parked domain. An addon domain will allow you to host a new domain within a subdirectory of your hosting space. A parked domain will allow you to have multiple domain names point to the same content. Since addon domains reside within the same user space as your main domain, you can manage all of your domains with a single login. You can see the problem if you want to provide another user with access. Since all accounts are managed with a single set of login credentials, if you give another user access to their addon domain you are also giving them access to your main domain. If you have vital information stored on your main domain and you are hosting another domain as an addon domain for someone else, you cannot provide them access to their hosting without compromising the integrity of your main domain.
When hosting sites as a Reseller, your clients in turn will want access to their account and will want exclusive rights to their disk space and server resources. With a Reseller account, each sub-account you create gets its own username, password, and isolated user space on the server. Individual clients of yours have access to their user space and their user space alone. In addition to the isolation with regards to access concerns, each account also gets their own cPanel access. All of the same great features that you use to manage your sites can also be given to your clients. Next time client Y wants to add an email account, you don't have to do it for them for fear of giving them access to your cPanel, you can simply give them their login details and they can manage their own email accounts.
2. How important is site security between sites?
This is along the same lines as point 1. This is not necessarily related to who you are hosting for, but what content you are hosting. Imagine that you are a webmaster and you are hosting your own personal site-in-a-box community forums (such as PHPBB or vBulliten) on your main domain and a company website for a paying client on an addon domain. It is not uncommon for popular scripts to have security flaws in older versions. Script authors will often update security flaws in later versions of their software. For this reason, it is very important to keep scripts up to date on your site. But let's assume you forget to update your scripts for a couple of months and an unscrupulous individual takes advantage of a well known security hole. Using this exploit, they gain access to your forums and any subdirectories. Since you are hosting another domain as an addon, they now have access to this domain's content as well. A site defacement on this company's site may not bode well for you when they are considering you for web master services in the future.
If these two domains had been separate into two individual users (i.e. two subaccounts created through a Reseller), their content would've been inherently isolated server side by Linux's user management. Sure, your forums still would've been affected by the security hole, but the break-in would've been isolated to your site alone.
Going back to our example, let's say that instead of a corporate website as an addon domain you are hosting an image gallery site for all of your cats. In this case, it may not be a big deal if a compromise in your main domain spreads to your addon domain. After all, they are both owned by you and you're only losing some time and effort to restore these sites from your local backups (which I'm sure you've actively maintained ). But then again, you are losing time and time is money. If these sites had been separated into individual users, again, you'd only have to restore one site's content.
The idea here is isolation. Reseller plans provide you with the peace of mind to know that if one of your users doesn't keep up with their site's content as actively as they should, their actions won't negatively impact the content hosted on other domains. If you and those you host in your addons are diligent webmasters, maybe this point won't have much bearing on your decision. Only you can say for sure.
3. Will these domains need SSLs?
As of this writing, SSL certificates must have a dedicated IP address to be installed. If you are hosting multiple domains on the same shared hosting package, you can still install an SSL (or purchase a dedicated IP address and install one) but you are limited to exactly one SSL on your account. If you are hosting multiple domains on the same package (and consequently the same IP), you must choose which domains gets to have the dedicated SSL.
Sub accounts of Resellers can each be placed onto separate IP addresses and, as a result, can each have their own dedicated SSL installed.
Of course, both shared accounts and Resellers' sub accounts can use the server's shared SSL free of charge. However, some clients prefer to see their domain in the URL bar when they visit https.
4. How resource intensive will these sites be (RAM, CPU, MySQL)?
We've already established that disk space and bandwidth will be no problem. But what about CPU, RAM, and MySQL resources?
It's important to be aware of the resource needs of your website. As administrators, we have to make sure all users "play nice" on the server. We can't have user X eating all of the CPU cycles computing pi to the trillionth decimal place while you are trying to serve web pages to your loyal visitors. We have to monitor the actions of all of our users and in the event someone is stepping beyond the bounds of acceptable resource consumption, we have to take action. In most cases, this entails disabling the abusive script, but in extreme cases we have to suspend the abusive user account to prevent other domains from encountering performance degradation on their sites.
If you are hosting 100 domains as addon domains, all serving nothing but static HTML pages, maybe you will stay off the radar.
But considering most sites are more complicated than static HTML, you may want to be aware of how many sites you host as addons and what content they serve. If you're hosting the latest and greatest Joomla modules, with up to date news feeds, integrated forums modules, polls, blog posts, etc your site can certainly require a degree of CPU to serve your pages. Now imagine you have 5 or 10 of these sites all hosted as addon domains. The resources these sites need to generate their content can quickly add up and before you know it you've got a friendly email from Acenet, Inc. in your inbox wondering why your user is consuming 2 of the 8 CPU cores on the server. That may be an exaggeration, but you get the idea. In the event your resource usage becomes so excessive that we have to suspend your user, now all of your sites are down instead of whichever one may be the direct cause of the spike in CPU, RAM, or MySQL consumption.
If each of these had been separate Reseller accounts, the offending account could've been suspended temporarily while we work through the cause, leaving the rest of your domains live and kicking.
The conclusion here is that you need to be aware of the needs of your sites in a general sense. Hosting unlimited domains within a shared hosting space is certainly a nice feature. For those webmasters who have multiple presences on the web, it's very convenient to be able to manage all of their personal domains from a single control panel. For those entrepreneurs who are hosting multiple domains for other individuals, the features and security associated with a Reseller plan and the inherent isolation of Linux users is a must have. ----------------------------------------------------------------------
Is it actually possible to find Windows dedicated server with unlimited traffic (1Gb Pipe)and reliable 24/7 technical support? Cause I have searched and found out that if the traffic is unlimited the pipe is too small, and if the pipe is big enough traffic is limited and additional one costs a fortune.
I've tried the uptime ssh command but that only shows how many users are currently connected to the server via ssh. Does anyone know a command to show how many active http connections there are? I'll use php to run the command and print it to the users browser so they can see how many users are on each server. Very similar to what gamershell do.
My Customers and I have Problems connecting to IMAP-Server. By moving through IMAP Folders I get the Massage "Unable to connect to your IMAP server. You may have exceeded the maximum number of connections to this server"
I know this Article: [URL] ... and all the other related to this issue.
Our server is running; Plesk 11.0.9 and CentOS 5.7 it has a Q8200 CPU @ 2.33GHz and 2GB of RAM. Now there are just two websites on the server plus a couple of redirects/forwarding domains, although lots of domains are still on the server but turned off in Plesk. Both websites are OSCommerce sites and I just need to keep these sites going until the end of the year when we will switch to our new Joomla based website.
We have seen an increasing number of server crashes and after various checks of the logs, fitting a new BIOS battery, check of the hardware by EasySpace who host the server, installation of ClamAV, LMD and RKHunter (which did find some Trojans and Suspect software), I have traced it down to some external Http activity that is taking all of my CPU time and RAM. Here is a screen capture of the Htop listing and when I killed these processes the CPU and RAM went back to normal. The problem is that I usually have to restart the HTTPD service and sometimes things get so bad that the server crashes and I have to request a power cycle.
I spent 2 weeks reading the materials this company has on it's website, AND, asking them several pre-sell questions to see if they would 'fit the bill', so to speak.
After answering all my questions, I ordered a 'managed' server, because although I have had vps's and other hosting accts., I didn't feel confident managing my own server.
Plus, they have a summer "special" for only $49.90 for the first 3 months, on a 24 month contract.
WHAT A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING!
First, it took 2 and-a-half weeks to setup my server. I had to go screaming to paypal to get them to tell me my server was ready. (They SAY it'll be ready within 5 days) I had to cancel the contract, and rant and rave to get that far. (Who needs the stress - know what I mean?)
Also, I had called their support a couple times to try to get the status of my server order, and the people working for them, don't know a darn thing. I got sent to two different places, just trying to find out what had happened with my server order.
Anyway, I was satisfied that I finally had my server, and removed the claim at pp. The drama continues . . .
One of the questions I had asked them PRIOR to buying, is how much additional ip's would cost for this package. They gave me the cost, and I made a 'mental note' of it.
Last night, I sent an email to them requesting several more IP's, as I need them for several projects I've been WAITING to get started.
I was told that I can't HAVE additional IP's for my server. Has anyone EVER heard of that before?
Upon spending more time on the 'server' interface, it's nothing more than an admin panel, (not windows, whm, centos, or cpanel, etc.) that you can build 'a' website with.
Lots of FLUFF, but not the definition of a server AT ALL! It's somthing that a complete newbie would order because they can't make their own website.
So, now I've wasted almost a month screwing around with this company, and they out and out LIED to me, (I have the emails to prove it) and I'm left 'out' $50, all the time they wasted, AND, I don't know if I'm even going to be able to afford another solution until next month! I'm just getting started and my budget isn't very big, but I AM honest, and I pay my bills. I'm on disability, so I have to plan my budget carefully, until I get rich that is. (Sorry, sidetracked there, 'cause I'm VERY upset right now.)
Bottom line, this company sucks all the way around. I think they are just so big, that there isn't any personalized service at all, and their customer service people are dumb as rocks.
Avoid them like the plague!
Have a great day everyone. I've been crying all day, so I'm going to go do some aromatherapy with a hot bath and some candles. Tomorrow is another day, and hopefully God brings me another solution.
Does any dedicated server provider give a Virtuozzo license with unlimited VEs? I've noticed that most of them give 3, 10, or max. 100. Do you have any idea why wouldn't they give a license for unlimited VEs and why are they restricting the number of VEs that we can create on a server since, as far as I've understood, Viruozzo provides license considering the CPU no.s, but not the number of VEs.
I still doubt if they are really give their clients with unlimited disk space, unlimited data transfers and others something unlimited their offers. Please guys help me. Make a screen shoot from your cPanel if you have web hosting account from web host providers that offers unlimited services (hostmonster,hostgator,webhostingpad,lunarpages,bluehost, ect)